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How Drip Irrigation Increases Your Crop Yields

A farmer in Kenya who can do a thorough job of watering with hose in hand is rare indeed. Assuming that the hose spews out about 11 litres a minute in a circle a bit bigger than a metre in diameter, I roughly calculate that the farmer would have to stand immobile for more than two minutes before moving on to the next metre-diameter circle of thirsty plants. Pretty boring and tiresome, if you’ve got a whole 1 acre farm Read More...

Drip Irrigation Components You May Need

As water becomes more scarce and expensive, the popularity of drip irrigation has increased in Kenya. This rise in popularity has coincided with the development of new irrigation technology, combined with a smallholder farmers in Kenya to conserve water and cut on expenses. In drip irrigation, water is delivered to individual plants at a low pressure and delivery rate to specific areas or zones in the farm. The slow application promotes a thorough penetration of the water to individual plant Read More...

Benefits of Drip Irrigation

Drip Irrigation has many benefits that can increase crop yields of many farmers. We have listed 4 reasons below why drip irrigation is good for your farm. Water Conservation Drip Irrigation systems apply water on a high-frequency basis and create a near optimal soil moisture environment for the crop. Under proper management, micro irrigation saves water since only the plant’s root zone is supplied with water and little, if any, is lost to deep percolation, consumption by non-beneficial plants, or soil Read More...

Buying Guide for a Drip Irrigation System

Drip irrigation is a low-pressure, low-volume watering system that delivers water to farms in Kenya in a variety of methods, including dripping, spraying and streams. By keeping the roots moist but not soaked, you use less water than other irrigation techniques. You can hide much of the system under a layer of mulch as long as you keep any part that emits water on top of the mulch to prevent clogging. You can also run the system on top of the soil or Read More...